You guys will love living in Colorado.
For a rental, check out this web site: http://www.padmapper.com
I recommend living down south near Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock or Parker which are in Douglas.
These areas have a lot of trails and walking paths.
The Douglas County Housing Partnership has a grant program where you receive up to $15,000 towards your down payment and/or closing costs. The only catch is you must buy and live in Douglas county.
I partner with my wife, Donna.
Call us for more information or if you have any questions. We would be glad to assist you.
Rocky Mountain Real Estate Advisors
If you're going to be working up north, you may want to consider Broomfield, Longmont, Louisville, or Lafayette.
If you're looking for the best of both worlds in terms of the convenience of being close to the city and the urban lifestyle, combined with single family residential neighborhoods, you may want to check out areas like the Washington Park/DU area , Krisana Park, and the neighborhoods that surround Bible Park. There are several similar communities as well.
Best rental site to check out are Rentals.com, and Craigslist.com. Be careful with Craigslist - lots of rental scams there. You should also consider talking to a couple of local property management companies. They will have access to inventory that won't make it on the rental sites.
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